2018 will mark 50 years since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day – which falls on the third Monday in January, but is held in honor of his Jan. 15 birthday – the governor's office will host its annual celebration at the Ordway in St. Paul.
The theme for the free event is, "Life's most persistent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is also a federal holiday, so some things will be closed or operating differently – here's a look:
The U.S. Postal Service will not be delivering mail, nor will post offices be open. (The only exception is for Priority Mail deliveries.)
City, county and state offices
They're all generally closed aside from emergency services – so no using a day off to finally go get new license plates at DVS, sorry.
TCF Bank for example doesn't list MLK Day as one of its holidays. Your best bet is to check online or call ahead of time to verify hours. And any transactions you try to make will be processed Tuesday
Bus and train schedule
Buses, the light rail and Northstar lines will be normal with Metro Transit in Twin Cities. Public transit in Duluth is normal, while in Fargo-Moorhead there will be no service on a handful of routes in conjunction with NDSU holiday break.
It's a day off for most (though not all) students.
Just about everything else
Retailers, grocery stores, and just about everything else will likely be open and operating normally.